Self-Help Mindfulness Resources

  Written by: Alexandra Reustle, MA, Doctoral Intern Mindfulness, in its simplest form, is the art of being present in the moment. Practicing this state of mind leads to all kinds of positive benefits both physically and mentally. Having to stay in our homes has given us the great gift of time. Time to sit, [...]

By |2020-05-04T15:57:58-05:00May 4th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

How Can You Be and Do During Quarantine?

Being in quarantine is tough, and this is being experienced in very different ways depending where you reside. In San Antonio, it has a more intense quarantine culture than in New Braunfels or San Marcos. But now answering the question on how to be and do during quarantine. What are the things that you have [...]

By |2020-04-30T12:58:53-05:00April 30th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Creating Calm in a Time of Chaos

Written by Jason Watson, M. Ed., LPC, NCC, CCMHC - Therapist - San Antonio location All humans crave order and calm in their lives and right now it is hard to find that space of calmness. Right now, so many things feel out of our control, but we can find areas of calmness and create [...]

By |2020-04-27T18:23:55-05:00April 27th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

10 Things To Do with Your Kids During Quarantine

1. Who cleans their bedroom the fastest contest, winner gets to choose the next movie? Making mundane chores fun is a way to motivate anyone including your family. Have you ever had to do a chore or something that you did not want to do but you were able to complete it by distracting yourself [...]

By |2020-05-01T09:27:20-05:00April 27th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Community in a Time of Social Distancing

Written by: Alexandra Reustle, MA, Doctoral Intern The term social distancing in many ways does our communities a disservice. While we should be refraining from direct contact with others or having large gatherings, there are still opportunities for us to connect with one another and engage socially. Below I outline some suggestions to maintain a [...]

By |2020-04-27T18:22:11-05:00April 27th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Look For the Helpers

Daniel Tiger is a big deal in our house, especially since the quarantine. This popular children’s show is a spin-off of the popular show Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. While I was sitting with my daughter the episode that was playing showed a big storm sweep through the neighborhood. When they emerged from their homes there was [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:15:19-05:00April 24th, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Media Exposure: How Much is Too Much

We know from prior research done, that frequent media exposure during times of crisis can have negative effects on your mental health. It can lead to increases in anxiety and stress, as well as cause overreactions in health-seeking behaviors that can be counterproductive. However, it is important to stay informed! So how do you balance [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:16:20-05:00April 23rd, 2020|Media|0 Comments

What Does “Taking Time” look like?

What do you do when you can’t do anything? Exactly, nothing just relax. So many people today are not accustomed to relaxing or don’t even know how. Better yet, most people are not familiar with relaxing. We live in a world where people are always on the go. People don’t get to enjoy doing nothing, [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:25:33-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Media|0 Comments

Looking Within and Challenging Yourself

Rapidly changing headlines and non-stop notifications can put anyone on edge. I never thought I would find myself working from home, finding ways to homeschool my child, and witnessing bare shelves at my nearest H-E-B. I feel we all can agree that we are living in strange times and our stress levels are heightened. When [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:26:02-05:00April 21st, 2020|Media|0 Comments

FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES – A Day at the Beach (COVID 19- Style!) – Part 2

Written by: Michelle Goodwin, LPC - Therapist- San Marcos location Continuing with the theme of A day at the Beach, this blog focusses on the activities that can be done outside. These activities are designed to keep kids active and everyone in the family can participate. There will be some preparation for activities to happen. [...]

By |2020-04-27T10:26:14-05:00April 17th, 2020|Media|0 Comments